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Price's Creek Lighthouse

Southport, NC
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Ranked #9 of 11 Attractions in Southport
Type: Lighthouses
Most recent review
- May 12, 2013
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

When you're visiting Southport, you can see the Oak Island lighthouse and in the distance, the lighthouse on Bald Head Island. By far, Prices Creek is the most fascinating. You can't visit it, because it sits on property owned by a livestock food additive company, but you get an excellent view from the Fort Fisher/Southport ferry. It dates back to... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Price's Creek Lighthouse is one of eight river lighthouses that once helped mariners navigage the treacherous Cape Fear River. Only the Price's Creek Light remains, in ruins, and is on private property. You may only see it by traveling the Southport-Ft. Fisher Ferry. The small lighthouse is marked by the property owners' long industrial pier and rests on the SOUTHPORT... More

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Southport, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

You can only see this light house from the Southport/Oak Island Ferry or a boat. Too bad it's on private property w/no access. It would be great to visit and learn about it from an historical marker, if there was one.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Cool place if you can see it from the ferry. Very hard to spot, and impossible to get to otherwise. The ferry ride is nice though.

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Southport, North Carolina, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

If you're cruising up the river from Southport, you'll see it there... It's just a "mini lighthouse" that isn't lit, isn't accessible, and how it got on this attractions list, I don't know.

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Southport, North Carolina
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Price's Creek Light is a range light (an aid to navigation) not a light house. It is on the grounds of the Archer Daniel Midland plant and is not accessible. It can be seen when departing from the Bald Head Island and Southport-Ft. Fisher ferry terminals.

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